Departments G-Z

  1. General Services

    Here you will find information for our auction list, city impound, keep Portsmouth beautiful, recycling, and trash and bulk pickup.

  2. Golf

    Visit the Bide-A-Wee website to find information about tee times / rates, the course, news, the pavilion, golf association, and contact information.

  3. Health

    View the Virginia Department of Health website to find our programs, services, newsroom, administration, jobs, and data.

  4. Human Resource Management

    Through strategic partnerships and collaboration, Human Resource Management recruits, develops, and retains a high performing and diverse workforce and fosters a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for employees and the public in order to maximize individual and organizational performance. Human Resource Management advances workplace solutions and services through leadership, excellence, innovation, and engagement that provide a framework for our service commitment and strategic objectives. Human Resource Management is responsible for provision of Talent Management; Classification and Compensation; Benefit Administration; Employee Relations; Training and Development, Performance Management; and Human Resource Compliance.

  5. Information Technology

    Committed to administering a secure, reliable, collaborative, leading edge, cost effective, and supportive technology platform to all citizens, businesses, and departments.

  6. Library

    Visit the Portsmouth Public Library website for information on our community, library calendar, resources, teen space, kids corner, and about the library.

  7. Marketing Communications & Tourism

    Here you can find the functional areas and responsibilities diagram, our vision, results, unique selling proportions, end result, the seven goals or critical success factors that marketing is built around.

  8. Museums

    Here you will find Links to the following museum websites: Children's Museum of Virginia, Lightship Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, Portsmouth Community Colored Library Museum, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum.

  9. Parks / Recreation

    The Parks and Recreation Department website informs citizens about the facilities and staff, planning and development, programs, parks, Willett Hall, and events.

  10. Permits & Inspections

    The Building Inspections Division enforces the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) as it relates to the construction, alterations, renovation, or the change of use of buildings.

  11. Planning Department

    The Department of Planning's Mission is to engage City of Portsmouth residents to envision and plan a highly desirable and livable city, and to then implement and maintain that vision and plan through the wise use of land, resources and form-based development thereby ensuring a high quality of life for all generations.

  12. Police Department

    Visit the Portsmouth Police Department website for announcements, crime analysis, crime line, leadership, organization, and recruiting.

  13. Public Utilities

    The Department is responsible for treating drinking water and maintaining the lines that deliver this water to Portsmouth and certain areas of Suffolk and Chesapeake.

  14. Public Works

    The City of Portsmouth Public Works Department maintains and operates the physical facilities that support and enhance the lives of the Portsmouth’s residents, businesses, and visitors, including the City’s street network and storm water systems.

  15. Purchasing

    Here you can find bid and vendor information.

  16. Schools

    The mission of the Portsmouth Public School Division is to challenge the minds, challenge the bodies, and challenge the dreams of all students while focusing on excellence.

  17. Sheriff's Office

    The Portsmouth Sheriff's Office provides the community with a wide variety of services and programs.

  18. Social Services

    The Portsmouth Department of Social Services touches the lives of our citizens by providing quality services that address the health and welfare needs of the community; while promoting self-sufficiency and encouraging all people to be the best they can be.

  19. Tourism

    One visit to Portsmouth, Virginia and you’ll be hooked.

  20. Voter Registration & Elections

    The aim of the City Registrar is to ensure that each election is administered in a lawful manner and to provide the means by which qualified residents of the city can register and vote in accordance with state law.